SRH vs KXIP: Who will win tonight?
Kings XI Punjab come knocking on the doors of Sunrisers Hyderabad as these two sides lock horns in match number 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Punjab have the perfect opportunity to top the table tonight. But 40 overs of cricket and eleven men in orange stand between them and number 1 rank. So who will win tonight?
Sunrisers have a formidable batting line-up, but their finishers have disappointed in this season Dhawan's form, since his injury, has also been a concern. If they go to bat first don't expect a score more than 160. Since they have one of the best bowling attacks, defending a decent score (150+) won't be a problem for Kane Williamson and his men.
Kings XI Punjab have one of the most explosive batting line-ups in IPL. With Gayle and Rahul at the top and they scoring almost 10 runs an over, no total is too big. If they bat first, we can expect a score in the range of 170. Batting against SRH's bowlers is not going to be an easy task even for the best attack.
Historically the odds are stacked against Kings XI, but they have a much better team now. However, home ground advantage makes Sunrisers Hyderabad the favourite in this fixture. They are high on confidence after defending the second lowest score in IPL in their previous game against Mumbai Indians. This is going to be a tightly fought contest.